Lou Vest is a retired Houston Ship Channel Pilot who shares a story from the ship channel and a close call with another vessel. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more stories from Lou!
Never been on the sea? Don’t think you have a maritime story? Think again! Use this activity to introduce your students to the concept of “maritime”. Check out our Houston Ship Channel Module or Museum Day education resources and see how you can carry your student’s interests even further.
Oh Captain, My Captain In the spring of 1974, after a year and a half at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (known as Kings Point to most), it was time to embark on the school’s real-world curriculum of spending a year at sea on various U.S. flag merchant ships. I was 19 years old. On…